Foreign Ministry officials remained optimistic about the outcomes of Monday’s UN Security Council meeting to discuss additional sanctions against Eritrea after a high-stake diplomatic offensive.
“We have galvanised support from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, UN Security Council and the East African Community states,” said Mary Ombara, director of Communications in the Ministry of Information.
Kenya and Eritrea exchanged diplomatic rhetoric before the UN Security Council after Asmara accused Nairobi of defamation over claims that Eritrea was airlifting planeloads of arms and other ammunitions to Islamic insurgents in Somalia.
Eritrea asked the Security Council to take action that would redress the injustice suffered by the people of Eritrea. Kenya also filed a counter-claim against Eritrea, providing the Council with information it believed could prove Eritrea’s complicity.
Eritrea sought a hearing before the UN to defend itself against accusations that it was funding rebel insurgency in Somalia.
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